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Accounting Clerk/Admin 

About the Organization Cogent is a growing company that provides creative and innovative fluid processing solutions to a wide range of industries. With more than 200 employees covering 13 states, our 11 best-in-class companies include Automatic Engineering, BRI, Fluid Equipment, Lee Mathews, iME Solutions, Industrial Measurement & Control, Vanco, Vandevanter Engineering, Velocity, Water Technology Group and Water Technology Group Commercial.


Cogent's corporate office is currently seeking a positive, hardworking, self-motivated individual for an Accounting Clerk/Admin position in Kansas City, MO. This entry-level position will be responsible for the general support of our accounting/finance department and also answer phones as part of Cogent's first impression team for the entire company. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to join a team where you can make a difference! Cogent is an Employee Owned business where employees expect their teammates to work hard, be creative, and get engaged. Typical responsibilities of this position are:


Accounting Clerk duties:

  • Verifies the accuracy of invoices and other accounting documents or records.
  • Updates and maintains accounting journals, ledgers, and other records detailing financial business transactions (e.g., disbursements, expense vouchers, receipts, accounts payable).
  • Enters data into Prophet 21 accounting system.
  • Compiles data and prepares a variety of reports.
  • Reconciles records with internal company employees and management, or external vendors or customers.
  • Recommends actions to resolve discrepancies.
  • Compiles and sorts documents, such as invoices and checks, substantiating business transactions.
  • May create invoices, checks, account statements, reports, and other records.
  • Investigates questionable data.
  • Protects operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential.


Administrative duties:

  • Answer calls, screen, provide information, forward calls, or take messages in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Provides information about the business, such as the location of departments or offices, employees within the organization, or services provided.
  • Greet persons entering the establishment, determine nature and purpose of visit, and directs or escorts them to specific destinations.
  • Other administrative duties as needed.
Position Accounting Clerk/Admin  
Position Requirements

Qualified applicants will possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Minimum high school diploma required; Associate’s degree in Business, Accounting or related degree preferred.
  • One or more years’ related experience as a receptionist, accounting clerk, or data entry clerk preferred.
  • Knowledge of basic computer programs required (Email, MS Word, MS Excel).
  • Previous experience working with accounting systems preferred, experience with Prophet 21 a plus.
  • Ability to work under little supervision. Detail-oriented and high attention to accuracy.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks to meet deadlines while maintaining accuracy.
  • Flexibility to work overtime based on business demands.

The desired candidate will also be highly motivated, willing to challenge and improve the Company's existing processes, and must be adaptable to perform other duties as needed.

Creative, entrepreneurial and industrious people are Cogent’s most valuable asset. We value our employee’s hard work and in return provide competitive wages, benefits and career growth opportunities. To begin your rewarding career with Cogent, apply today!

EOE Statement Cogent, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Kansas City (Cogent)  
Category Accounting/Finance  
Division Cogent, Inc.  

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